Following her appointment as the University of Sheffield Interim Library Director and University Librarian, Anna Clements stepped down from the euroCRIS Board as of August 30th. The sheer volume and complexity of her tasks at her institution in these difficult times made it impossible for her to commit to keep providing the valuable input to the euroCRIS team that she has delivered for many years. euroCRIS’s loss is Uni Sheffield’s win.
With an overwhelming number of attendees (800+ !) the trend of the last few years of an ever increasing popularity of the EARMA conferences among the international research management and administration professionals was clearly confirmed.
Apart from the usual high focus on funding issues, and more specifically EU-funding and administration, this year’s conference saw a substantial number of contributions dedicated to the subject of impact of research, with special attention to the Social Sciences and Humanities.